Emergency Dental Services in Hillman City & Columbia City, S. Seattle
If you have a dental emergency in south Seattle, call our Rainier Ave Dental right away. The sooner you can see a dentist in a dental emergency the better – to alleviate pain and to ensure the best chance that a damaged, broken or knocked out tooth can be saved.
Book an Emergency Appointment
Our south Seattle dental office provides emergency dental services even if you aren’t an existing patient.
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Lost filling or Broken Crown
If you’ve broken a crown or lost a filling, you should make an appointment with a dentist to have it fixed as soon as possible to prevent pain and further decay or damage. Loose fillings are often a sign that there is further decay in the tooth that is causing the filling to no longer fit properly.
Broken or chipped teeth
If you have broken or chipped one (or more) of your teeth, call us to book an appointment to prevent further damage or infection. Try not to bite down on the broken or chipped tooth.
If it’s causing you pain, talk to a pharmacist about over the counter pain medication until you can see one of our dentists.
What to do if your tooth has been knocked out
A knocked out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you can’t reach our office, go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
To avoid further damage to your tooth:
- Find the tooth, and try not to touch the root (the area of the tooth that is under the gum)
- If the tooth is dirty, hold it by the crown (the smooth white part) and rinse it with milk. Do not use water, and don’t scrub it.
- If possible, put the tooth back into the socket, facing the right way. Hold the tooth in place by gently biting down or with some gauze.
- It’s important not to let the tooth dry out. If you can’t put it back in place, you can keep it moist by holding it in your mouth.